29
Sep

A GARDEN’S SEASONAL JOURNEY

The change of season in a garden is one of the main variables to take into account during its design stage: the seasonal journey of each plant is completely different, and the sensations and perceptions change during each phase.

That is the reason why we care about the involvement of vegetation as a primary element. It is essential to balance the relationship between texture and color of the garden’s design while looking for specific effects and anticipating seasonal changes.

Having full knowledge of the transformations that each plant undergoes throughout the year allows us to place them in the most suitable and beneficial locations. A simple example would be the deciduous trees: they lose their leaves during the winter, letting the sun’s rays pass through, which would be naturally filtered in summer, which would constantly promote the airflow. In most case, these currents that cool the environment are blocked if artificial elements are used for similar purposes.

Moreover, good designs allow us to transform construction elements that, at first, might not be particularly attractive, since we can create high-quality spaces thanks to plant elements.

In a building, a partition wall on the edge of the garden can be transformed into an ornamental element. A virgin vine lattice design would entail a refreshing environment with an intense green in summer, warm browns and reds in autumn, and a carpeted garden during winter, while the intricacy of the bare branches captivates us. And then, back to the start in spring, with the miracle of the new buds.